Localization wizard

Use the Localization wizard to make an application available in additional languages. The wizard automates many of the steps necessary to create language-specific rulesets.

The Localization wizard identifies field values and text strings that are used in your application ruleset user interface rules. However, the wizard might not detect rules that were created by unique application configurations. Some manual translation might be required for complex applications.

The wizard creates a work item with prefix pxL-.

The Localization wizard has three functions:

  • Translate to New Language - Create a translation package.
  • Translations in Progress - List translation projects that are still in progress.
  • Local Settings - Change the locale for the current session.

Translated HTML paragraphs and correspondence

Text that is used in HTML paragraphs, correspondence, and correspondence fragment rules is packaged in a pair of .txt files called Base.html and Translation.html. Both files initially contain the same text. The translator puts the translated text into the Translation.html file. HTML paragraphs are imported into the localized ruleset like normal text strings.

A localized application sends correspondence in the language of the recipient, rather than the language of the user. Typically, these correspondence rules use circumstanced properties rather than a ruleset to identify the locale.

During localization, you must manually create the correspondence rules and copy the translated text from the Translation.html file.

Translation package

The translation package, specified for each language, created by the Localization wizard includes:

  • A TextToTranslate.xml file, which is the translator's worksheet. The content of this file is used in the Localization wizard import process.
  • An .htm file, which contains instructions for the translator.
  • A folder for each correspondence, correspondence fragment, and HTML paragraph rule that contains HTML text. The text is located and translated in a pair of .txt files within each folder. The .xml file contains hypertext links to the text files.
  • Folders that contain graphics and HTML, used to provide context examples for the translator.

When working with the contents in the package, always extract the .zip file first. Do not work directly inside the file.